Shoujocon organizers have announced their 2003 dates and location
According to a Shoujo
Arts Society press release, Shoujocon 2003, North America's first convention devoted to anime and manga for girls and women, will take place on August 22-24. This year, the convention will also move to a new location, the Ryetown Hilton in Rye Brook, NY. The hotel is easily accessible by car and public transportation and is near three major airports.
Additional information about Shoujocon and the Shoujo
Arts Society is available at shoujocon.com and shoujoarts.org.
Excerpts from Press Release:
For three years in a row, Shoujocon has provided New York-based fans of Japanese animation and comics with a "different kind of convention" experience: A unique, weekend-long event dedicated to manga (Japanese comics) and anime (Japanese animation) for girls and women, and the first of its kind held in North America.
Shoujocon continues a fourth year of specialized programming--with new dates and a new location: August 22-24, 2003 at the Ryetown Hilton in Rye Brook, NY.
Well known for its focus on women's pop culture products from Japan, Shoujocon is also the first anime convention since 1996 to take place in the New York City region. The convention has traditionally been held in mid-July, and at New Jersey hotels (Newark in 2000; East Brunswick in 2001 and 2002). The new dates and locations reflect accommodation of the growing number of anime/manga conventions in the Northeast region, as well as plans for the future success of Shoujocon.
Shoujocon's new location provides easier access via air, car and public transportation for convention attendees. The Ryetown Hilton is within an hour's drive of three airports (LaGuardia, JFK and Westchester); and less than an hour's drive away from New York City for those who wish to visit the Big Apple.